The box shot
Now Fxpansion have announced the release of their highly-anticipated VST-to-RTAS plug-in adapter for Pro Tools 6.x and Pro Tools LE 6.x users.
The VST-to-RTAS allows users of Pro Tools to incorporate a vast range of VST effects plug-ins and instruments directly in to their sessions. There are now literally hundreds of VST plug-ins on the market, from vendors such as Steinberg, GMedia Music, Bitshift Audio, MDA, reFX, Waldorf, Muon Software, Image-Line, Synapse Audio, 4Front, Big Tick, Virsyn, RGC Audio and many others – not to mention the vast array of freeware and shareware VST plug-ins available at sites all across the Web.
Once installed, the adapter is invisible to the user - plug-ins load and behave like RTAS plug-ins, integrated in to Digidesign's advanced plug-in architecture. Thanks to its high-efficiency design, CPU overhead from the wrapper is so low as to be practically non-existent – less than 0.1% per instance on a 550MHz processor.
FXpansion's Managing Director, Angus Hewlett, explains:
“Digidesign’s RTAS plug-in architecture is the choice of many professional users, and enjoys a vast user base. As the leading developer of plug-in adapter technology, we are ideally placed to offer a bridge to the huge selection of plug-in effects and instruments available in Steinberg’s VST format. Our technology provides an unprecedented degree of integration – the VST plug-ins are converted ‘on the fly’ to virtual RTAS plug-ins, and from the user’s perspective behave identically to other RTAS plug-ins.”
The VST to RTAS Adapter is available now from FXpansion's online store at